Asia is truly my favorite continent of all! It offers up amazing food, rich culture at every turn and unforgettable sights to see! It was hard to choose 10 for you, for sure!
10.Demilitarized Zone, Border of North/South Korea
The DMZ is such an eerie, mysterious place and, after learning further about all the tension between North and South Korea, you get a real sense of just how much the South longs for unification and peace.
Check out my blog post on Seoul, HERE!
9.Seongsan Ilchulbong, Jeju South Korea
Jeju island is called the ‘Hawaii of Asia’ and, after you visit, you’ll totally understand why! It’s truly breathtaking! Formed by a volcanic eruption in the middle of the ocean, Seongsan Ilchulbong is a UNESCO World Heritage Sight. It takes about 30 minutes to hike up steps to the top, but be sure to do so for some epic views of the city, ocean and the large crater at the center. It’s one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever been! You also have the option of staying extra time to watch the incredible Women’s Diver Show, which shows twice daily.
8.Uluwatu Temple, Bali Indonesia
Uluwatu is my FAVORITE city in Bali because of it’s relaxed nature, stunning cliffs, and white sand beaches. Situated 100 meters above the water on the edge of a cliff, Uluwatu Temple is well worth the visit and it’s just a 15 minute ride from Bingan Beach. Tip: Go at sunset and catch the Kecak fire dance performance from 6-7pm. NOTE: Bring along a sarong and pants, as you’ll be required to cover if you enter the temple. Also, watch your sunglasses and loose items, as there are mischievous monkeys roaming around!
7.Shibuya Square, Tokyo Japan
Tokyo will forever be one of my favorite big cities in the world. The food, the people, the architecture and history…oh I just could spend the rest of my life there! Shibuya Square is a site to see, as more than 2,500 people cross at one time-totals out to more than 1,000,000 people per day! TIP: There’s a Starbucks on the second floor that’s perfect for taking photos, videos and time lapses of the crossing, if you’re lucky enough to get a front row seat! Tip #2: see the crossing at both day and night.
6.Big Lagoon, El Nido Philippines
Oh El Nido….I left a piece of my soul in this magical place. You’ll fall in love with the culture, people, food, ocean, diving, snorkeling, zip lining, lagoons, fish…pretty much everything! P.S. It’s VERY safe, so don’t believe what people say 🙂
5.Marina Bay, Singapore
After living in Singapore for 2 years, we can honestly say Marina Bay is one of the coolest places we’ve ever been! The state of the art architecture here is out of this world between the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore Flyer Ferris Wheel, and unforgettable Super Tree Grove!
4.Maya Bay, Phi Phi Island Thailand
The #1 attraction on Phi Phi Island made famous by the movie The Beach with Leonardo Decaprio! It’s such a gorgeous place for photos, but beware this area is FULL of tourists. Note: You can only access this by boat, so go early!
3.Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Cambodia…I love you. I adore the people. I’m in awe of the temples. I’m intrigued by the history. I’m obsessed with the buzz in the city and the food. Nothing but LOVE…Built in the 12th century AD, making it over 900 years old, Angkor Wat was initally a Hindu temple for the God Vishnu, but was later transformed to a Buddhist temple. Tip: If you want to see it at sunrise, then prepare to walk up at 4am. If you’re going to wake up early, it may as well be for the largest religious moment in the world.
2.Halong Bay, Vietnam
Halong Bay was a HUGE bucket list item for me, and it didn’t cease to disappoint! It really is a beautiful, peaceful and serene place and 100% should be on your list! A UNESCO World Heritage Sight and one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, Halong Bay is made of nearly 2,000 limestone islands and cover a vast area of nearly 600 square miles.
1.Great Wall of China
The iconic Great Wall!!! Did you think it would be number one on my list?
If time and budget permit and you want to go to a section of the Great Wall of China that is not overrun by tourists, then head 40 miles (65km) north of Beijing City to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. Be SURE to leave Beijing very early (6:30am) for the 2+ hour journey there.
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